Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Eagle on black onyx base

    Eagle on black onyx base

    the 20th century

    Quispe Aparicio, Luis Alberto

    Tourmaline, onyx, gold; carving, polishing

    Height 19.6 см


    A vivid display of rich hues recommends this gem tourmaline carving: the wings are carved from a book-matched pair of watermelon tourmaline slices, as is the tail. The beak is 18K yellow gold, feet of gold with inlaid "feathers" of tourmaline. Raised on octagonal black onyx base of elegant tapering form.